Leonard Trujillo, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Leonard Trujillo

Professor and Chair

Department of Occupational Therapy
Health Sciences Building, 3305H
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858

252-744-6195 (phone)
252-744-6198 (fax)


Educational Background

  • B.A. in Humanities, St. Thomas University, Colorado
  • B.S. in Occupational Therapy, Colorado State University
  • M.A. in Computer Resource and Information Management, Webster University, Texas
  • Ph.D., Education Administration, Texas A & M University

Professional Interests/Research

Selected Publications

Teaching Responsibilities

OCCT 6001, 6002 Occupation and Movement
Emphasizes the study and analysis of the body's musculoskeletal system related to human occupation. Includes mobility, stability, posture, biomechanics, development of movement, the relationship between the kinesiological components, gradation of activities, and the person's occupation.

OCCT 6100, 6150 Therapeutic Use of Human Occupation II (3,1)
First of three courses designed to provide students with knowledge and understanding in client compensation and education. Case studies will be used to represent different treatment settings that require minimal supervision, resources, requirements, systems coordination, and clear reimbursement protocols.

OCCT 6455 Application of Theory to Practice (2)
Integrates fieldwork and classroom experiences. Cases used to explore issues about management and supervision, OT intervention, research and education.

OCCT 6650 Conducting Research in Occupational Therapy (3)
Design and implement a research project that contributes to the knowledge base of occupational therapy, including an approved research proposal and the completion of collection of the research data.

OCCT 6660 Master's Project (3)
Completion of a research project that contributes to the knowledge base of occupational therapy, including a manuscript appropriate for submission to a referred journal.

SPED 6701/OCCT 6701 Assistive Technology Devices and Services (3)
Introducing basics of assistive technology including legal, educational, and discipline specific information.

SPED 6702/OCCT 6702. Assessment, Planning, and Implementation of Assistive Technologies (3)
Exploration of assistive technology assessments and the planning and implementation of assistive technology within the student or client's environment. Students attain skills in selected assistive technologies using cross-disciplinary team approaches.

SPED 6703/OCCT 6703. Collaborative Resource Management of Assistive Technology (3)
Funding resources to meet the assistive technology needs within state and national networks. Collaborative skills are practiced. Served as reviewer and developer of this course, but not provided instruction

OCCT 6070. Collaborative Special Topics( Assistive Technology)(3)
Focus on software development and use of the PDA for assessment and instructional purposes specific to assistive technology needs.

OCCT 7000 Thesis (3)